The Fallans will be back in the Lake District as usual in 2002 when they will be celebrating their 25th Easter together.
But there are always a few things you can't predict in advance. For example:
Those of you not fortunate enough to be joining us on the 2002 expedition will have to tune in again later in the year to find out.
The next 25 years...?
Who can tell what is in store for the Fallans during the next quarter of a century?
The older generation has now reached 60+ and so Wainwright's 'Outlying Fells' ("for old age pensioners who have enjoyed the fells in years gone by and are reluctant to put away their boots and call it a day") will no doubt become more and more frequently used as the years go by.
But what challenges remain for the junior Fallans? Bagging the last few remaining unclimbed fells perhaps, and revisiting (for the umpteenth time) those much-climbed and well-loved old favourites.
One thing is certain though - old habits die hard and we will continue to be drawn northwards at Easter time.
As to how many Fallans will be present at the 50th anniversary in 2027, only time will tell.